Telegram introduces auto-delete messages characteristic

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New Delhi: Telegram, which is quick gaining customers in India within the wake of a WhatsApp privateness row, on Wednesday stated it has launched an auto-delete messages characteristic for particular person chats, teams and channels.

Earlier, this characteristic was solely obtainable for Secret Chats.

Now customers of the moment messaging platform will be capable of set a timer of 24 hours or 7 days in any chats earlier than sending messages.

After the chosen timeframe, the messages will disappear for all of the customers in a gaggle or channel, or for the one recipient in a person chat.

In group and channels solely admins are capable of allow this characteristic or edit it.

All of the messages present a countdown to their deletion time, customers can observe the time to particular messages by merely faucet on Android or press and maintain on iOS.

Auto-delete solely applies to messages despatched after the timer is ready, earlier messages will keep within the chat historical past, Telegram stated.

To reinforce consumer’s chat expertise with increased privateness and higher safety, Telegram additionally launched different new options together with expiring invite hyperlinks, scannable QR codes as becoming a member of invitations, residence display widgets for Android and iOS, amongst others.

A brand new type of Telegram group referred to as Broadcast Teams has additionally been launched to permit contributors to attach with a dwell voice chat.

Telegram stated it has additionally made it faster and simpler for customers to report any spam content material or pretend accounts, any content material associated to violence, little one abuse, pornography, and so on.

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